Beacon receives SGIA Safety Recognition Award

Submitted photo Members of the Beacon Safety Committee are pictured above. In front, from left: Kyle Rolloff, Martha Hoppe, Amy Brunner and Ashley Arndt. In back, from left: Adam Boyum, Cole Miller, Dawn Schapekahm, Schleen Bolander, Jeremy Bolduan.

NEW ULM — The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) out of Fairfax, Virginia, has recognized Beacon Promotions of New Ulm and other member companies for their safety efforts throughout 2018.

Companies receiving the award completed a number of self-inspection and verification processes that helped improve safety conditions in their workplaces, including attending safety webinars, creating safety committees, conducting bi-monthly safety checks and more. The safety program consists of a variety of components to achieve a safer workplace. It is based on a points system where participants must complete certain action items to earn points. Beacon placed third out of 60 participating companies.

SGIA is a trade association that supports over 14,000 professionals in the digital and screen printing community. Membership is optional for companies in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing business looking to grow their business. SGIA membership provides the resources and support to succeed, such as: exclusive reports, unbiased advice, webinars and recognition. SGIA holds the SGIA Expo each year and it is the largest trade show for print technology in North America.

Beacon has a safety team that meets monthly, holds safety training sessions for all employees several times a year, does annual fire and tornado drills, addresses safety issues in a timely manner and so much more. Team members include: Safety Manager; Dawn Schapekahm and Committee Members; Ashley Arndt, Martha Hoppe, Jeremy Bolduan, Cole Miller, Schleen Bolander, Kyle Rolloff, Adam Boyum and Amy Brunner.

Safety Manager, Dawn Schapekahm says, “Safety of our employees is top priority here at Beacon. Through the commitment of our Safety Committee and the engagement of our employees we would not have been able to achieve such a fantastic award. A big thank you to our team!”

In 2017 HUB Promotional Group was created to bring together only the Best of Brands that are recognized as leaders in their respective categories. Each Brand has top industry ratings and has won multiple awards for service and top quality products. Based in Boston, MA, HUB Promotional Group is the corporate headquarters for the Family of Brands that provides the best promotional and marketing solutions for the promotional products industry.

Beacon is a multiple Star Supplier Winner with a great reputation for service. Beacon customers have rated us “A+” on the SAGE rating system and 5 out of 5 stars on ESP. Beacon offers a wide selection of products, such as: Calendars, table covers, flashlights, housewares, auto, highlighters and Name badges. It also offers premium leather products in its Canyon Outback Leather line and Name Brand products for executive gifts and incentives in its Corporate Gift Line. For more information on Beacon, visit the Beacon website at beaconpromotions.com or call customer care at 800-628-9979.

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